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Deep Banana Blackout
Deep Banana Blackout is a popular New Orleans style Jazz-funk band from Fairfield County, Connecticut. Also known as DBB, the band was formed in the summer of 1995 when members of two bands Tongue & Groove and Pack of Matches joined forces and decided to create something in the old Funk & Soul standards.
All the band members put great focus on the band and took care of everything from writing and arranging material to composing beautiful tracks for Deep Banana Blackout.
Deep Banana Blackout comprises of James ?Fuzz? San Giovanni on guitar/vocals, Eric Kalb on drums, Benj LeFevre on bass; Jen Durkin on vocals, Rob Somerville on sax and vocals and Rob Volo on trombone/guitar/vocals; besides Cyrus Madan on keyboards and Johnny Durkin on percussion. Hope Clayburn and Bryan Smith are previous members of the band.
Carrying the torch of the great funk bands such as Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone, and James Brown into the 21st century, comes Deep Banana Blackout.
With full horn section, and soulful groove imbedded in the roots of funk, Deep Banana is the leader of today?s emerging funk rock scene.
The band?s sound captures commercial accessibility augmented with tight musical arrangements and limited improvisation. But make no mistake-
DBB released their first studio album in July of 1997. The title of the album was Live in the Thousand Islands. It was produced by the band members themselves who recorded it in Hartford, CT in the old Colt.45 building.
Deep Banana Blackout released their second recording in February 1999. This double live CD is called Rowdy Duty. A surprising fact about this album is that it was recorded in one night at a residence on Willow St. in Port Chester, New York.
The band soon became a major musical force on the East Coast underground Jazz and jam band scene.They performed at sold out shows in venues such as the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut and Irving Plaza in New York City.
They were also featured at the Newport Jazz Festival in the summer of 2000 along with an honorable mention in a feature article in JazzTimes.
The Deep Banana Blackout has done many successful shows in and outside the United States Of America. In 2001, they played with Maceo Parker in the new Denver Fillmore in front of 2750 fans.
They also had sold-out performances at different events such as Jazz Aspen, Snowmass, and the Gathering of the Vibes. They had toured with the Allman Brothers Band and performed in Japan as well. Hope Clayburn replaced the lead vocalist Jen Durkin in 2000.
The band later disbanded in 2003 for financial reasons. Till then, all four DBB albums were locally produced and distributed, with Live in the Thousand Islands selling well over 5,000 copies.
DBB made a fantabolous reunion shows in March 2005 and 2006.They also played at Toad's Place in New Haven, Connecticut and became the main musical attraction.
Another musical festival Gathering of the Vibes at Bridgeport, Connecticut witnessed the craze for Deep Banana Blackout as they played in a crowded event in 2007 and 2008.
Deep Banana Blackout is rocking once again as they are out to give their fans a treat full of their kinda music. So embrace yourself with the magic of DBB and enjoy a Jazzy night at a venue near you.